Finding Your Perfect Foundation Match: A Step-by-Step Guide

May 15, 2024

Finding Your Perfect Foundation Match: A Step-by-Step Guide

Finding the perfect shade of foundation for your skin can feel like an impossible challenge. It’s why so many people turn to Google to ask, ‘How to choose foundation shade’ or ‘How to choose the right foundation shade.’

Why is it so difficult? There are a few hurdles to finding a good shade match as more than just your skin tone, you must also consider your undertone. Plus, many of us have slight tonal changes in our faces, with skin darker in areas that normally catch the sun, which is why many people opt to use two shades of foundation. On top of that, some formulas may oxidise causing the pigment to warp and change colour after application, while some people may still struggle to find inclusive ranges and shades that suit their skin tone.

But let’s be honest, picking a foundation really shouldn’t be that complicated. The ‘Laura Mercier Foundation Finder’ was designed to make the process far easier.

Using the Laura Mercier Foundation Finder

The Laura Mercier Foundation Finder utilises the best tech and your device’s camera to direct you to your ultimate shade, coverage, and finish in just three quick and easy steps:

Step 1:

Position your face in the window on screen using your device’s camera. Hold for a brief moment while the Foundation Finder analyses your face.

Step 2:

Filter through your results by skin type, desired level of coverage, and desired finish.

Step 3:

Discover your recommendations and shop your new favourites.

How to Find Your Foundation Match

If you have an existing foundation in a shade from another brand that has worked well for your skin colouring, you can find your Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Waterproof Foundation shade equivalent in a matter of seconds. After getting familiar with the foundation on its webpage, select ‘Find My Shade’. Scroll through the exhaustive list of brands to find the one you’re currently using, select the product from the drop down and then select your current shade in that product. The shade finder tool will almost instantly generate your Laura Mercier shade. No swatching, no testing, just flawlessly accurate results.

Understand Your Skin Undertone

Deciphering your undertone will help you find a shade that complements your colouring. Your undertone is separate to your skin tone, and will fall under one of three categories: cool, neutral, or warm.

If you have a warm undertone, you likely best suit gold jewellry and if your veins are visible, they may have a greenish shade.

If you have a neutral undertone, you may be able to wear both gold and silver jewellry and have olive-toned skin that easily tans.

If your undertone is cool, silver probably looks best on you and your veins (if visible) likely have a bluish hue to them.

To make like that little bit easier, our viral, cult-worthy Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Waterproof Foundation is sorted into Neutral Undertones, Warm Undertones, and Cool Undertones to make the matching process effortless. The formula is weightless, waterproof, and delivers 12 hours of long-wear, buildable, true-to-you colour. With Auto-Balancing Technology and nourishing ingredients, like Camelia Seed, Vitamin E, and Cacao Extract, it’s proven to balance oil, and improve texture and hydration.

How to Apply Foundation for a Flawless Finish

How you apply your foundation is just as an important consideration as the choosing the right formula. Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Waterproof Foundation has been formulated on the expertise of makeup artistry so it’s effortless to apply.

Step 1:

A little of this formula goes a long way so dispense just one pump of foundation onto the back of your hand, you can always apply more afterwards if you want to.

Step 2:

Using the Real Flawless Foundation Brush, pick up some of the product from the back of your hand and blend directly onto your face. The brush’s unusual 18-degree angled head allows for precise application, while its domed tear drop shape nestles into the contours of your face.

Step 3:

Focus on the areas you want the most coverage, this might be through your T zone, over your forehead and onto your cheeks. Don’t forget to blend down onto your neck and chest if they’re exposed.

Step 4:

You can leave it there or go back in with a further light layer to build up the coverage in places, or spot conceal with Real Flawless Weightless Perfecting Serum Concealer in the same shade.

Step 5:

Feel flawless.